The 10th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) is getting closer, and some physician concerns are becoming more concrete. Will it be difficult to get the codes right? Will including the new elements required in coding cause slowdowns? Will payment be affected?
It's likely that doctors will face some challenges with the transition to ICD-10. However, being prepared and learning some of the key codes that you'll use most frequently can help ease the change.